About the JLT Novices Chase
The Golden Miller Novices’ Chase, branded the JLT Novices’ Chase, is a 2 mile 4 furlong Grade 1 chase run over the Cheltenham New Course. The race features 14 fences and is open to 5-year-old and above novice chasers.
The JLT Novices Chase is the UK’s premier novices steeplechase over 2 mile 4 furlongs. One of the more recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival, it has nevertheless produced a couple of impressive steeplechasers, including Irish champion chaser, Sir Des Champs, and Ryanair Chase winner, Vautour.
Betting on the JLT Novices Chase
Highly rated racehorses with good recent form (a win last time out is virtually essential) are the best picks for the Golden Miller Novices’ Chase. These cues are so clear that the betting markets will usually have picked out the genuine contenders, and of the first two in the betting can be expected to go on to produce the race winner, with wins by antepost favourites common.
However, the pace of the race combined with the high number of fences can throw a spanner in the works. Furthermore antepost favourites will be under-priced thanks to downward pressure on prices from uneducated punters getting behind the popular entries. Try get your bets in as soon as no-runner no-bet rules are introduced to get the best price on the top candidates.
JLT Novices Chase Sign-up Offer
New customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. 18+ only.